Tag Archives: fitness

Premature Birth Could Impact Physical Fitness Later In Life

Preterm young adults have weaker muscular fitness than their counterparts born at full-term, according to a recent study carried out by Finnish researchers. These young adults also perceive themselves as less fit than their counterparts. The study, which assessed muscular, cardiorespiratory, and self-rated fitness in preterm born young adults, further suggests that young adults born prematurely perceive themselves as less ...

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The smartest socks ever: hacking my running with Sensoria’s fitness tracker

I’ve recently discovered that running is a deliciously simple and effective way to get fit. In less time than it takes me to commute to my gym, I can experience all the sweaty goodness of a stress-relieving workout and take a tour of San Francisco’s beautiful neighborhoods. But I made the amateur mistake of assuming that since running is simple, ...

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A fitness app will change the way Portland bikes: Detours episode 7 debuts Wednesday

Come along with The Verge for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways. Check in for new dispatches every Wednesday. Portland is already one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation. But now the Oregon Department of Transportation is turning to ...

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Basis brings better smarts to its advanced fitness band

Body IQ adds contextual tracking to the Basis Band. Startup Basis Science shook up the nascent fitness tracking world with its advanced Basis B1 Band. Now the company says a fresh software update enables the device to automatically comprehend when you’re biking, on a run, or simply taking a stroll. Called Body IQ, essentially a cocktail of software and product ...

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